What is Omotesando?
Omotesando is 1.1km in length and is the district between Aoyama-dori Street in Tokyo's Minato-ku, to Meiji Jingu-mae's Jingubashi intersection. It was originally developed in 1919 as the entrance path to Meiji Jingu Shrine, but currently is the hub of many flagship stores of luxury brands. Omotesando not only has a large commercial building called the Omotesando Hills shopping mall, but numerous fashion boutiques, Japanese and Western eateries, beauty and nail salons, shops for home and daily necessities, as well as recreational facilities such as "live houses" (Concert venues). Although many people visit Omotesando, it is especially lively at the end of the year or beginning of the year, as well as around Christmas time when the 160 Keyaki (Zelkova) trees lining the main street are illuminated with lights.
The closest stations to Omotesando are: Meiji Jingu-mae Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line or Fukutoshin Line. Omotesando Station can also be used on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Chiyoda Line or Hanzomon Line. By car, use the #3 Shibuya exit of the Shuto (Metropolitan) Expressway. Stores may have their own parking, or paid parking lots are available in the area.
Image Gallery: Omotesando
Tokyo, Minato-ku, Kita-Aoyama 3
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 03-3406-4303|
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